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It’s hard to believe, but 2022 is already coming to a close. And with the year’s end, we like to pause and reflect on some of the accomplishments that have taken place across the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area over the past 12 months. From new parks and trails, to important restoration...

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Over the summer, the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail Crew completed an eight-day camping trip along the Snow Lake and Rock Creek Trails in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Over the course of the spike, we hiked 32 miles and climbed over 8,000 feet in elevation. We removed 17 logs that once obstructed the trail,...

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It’s that time of year again: tree planting season! For many years, we’ve hosted a large Tree Planting Celebration in partnership with Carter Subaru to kick off the season and recognize this important work happening across the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area.   After weeks of oppressive wildfire smoke, the much-anticipated rain...

What is the price of a pine forest, a salmon-bearing stream, or a tree-lined park in a city? Many of these places have a dollar amount attached to them, but when you compare this to the price of rising temperatures, these areas are priceless in the value they bring to future generations. Our heritage...

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National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer event for public lands, celebrated annually on the fourth Saturday of September. Thousands of volunteers across the country spent the day giving back together to help restore and improve beloved natural spaces, including seven different sites in the Upper Yakima Basin as part...

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Fall in the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area is a beautiful time of change and transition. The leaves are turning from green to vibrant hues of red, yellow, and orange; salmon are underway on their amazing journey from the open ocean back to their natal streams and rivers; and we are celebrating...

Pushing through chest-high brush and whipping branches, I catch a glance of a small opening in the forest filled with moss and skunk cabbage. Looking down at the pink dot I marked on my map, I see that I am almost on top of the spot I am hoping to find. My excitement grows...

The Greenway is thrilled to begin in-person partnerships with organizations that help youth in our communities re-connect to the outdoors. This summer, Aspiring Youth campers are back on the land handling invasive species after a pause in 2020 due to the pandemic. As a non-profit organization that provides neurodiverse youth social group skills in...

On Saturday, July 23rd, ECOSS led a nature walk and habitat restoration event for BIPOC communities in collaboration with Mountains to Sound Greenway, Green Seattle Partnership, and the Audubon Center at Seward Park. BIPOC and low-income communities have historically experienced inequality in access to outdoor parks and environmental stewardship programs. This event served as...

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On June 6, 2022 Deputy Agriculture Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing more than half a billion dollars through the Great American Outdoors Act to address deferred maintenance, improve infrastructure, increase user access and support rural economies while also meeting conservation goals. Dr. Bronaugh made the announcement near...